Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

Heart shaped thumbprint cookies filled with fresh homemade cherry jam

4.9 from 18 reviews

Crumbly, melt-in-your mouth cookies filled with a fresh and fruity cherry jam. These are the perfect Summer time cookie!



Cherry Jam

  • 150g Whole cherries, approx. 1 cup
  • 50g (1/4 cup) Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice


  • 115g (1/2 cup) Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 60g (1/2 cup) Icing/powdered sugar
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 140g (3/4 cup 2 tbsp) Plain flour
  • 15g (2 tbsp) Cornstarch



Cherry Jam

  1. Finely chop cherries
  2. Combine cherries, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan
  3. Heat over medium heat for 8-10 minutes until thickened
  4. Cool


  1. Preheat the oven to 175C/350F
  2. Cream butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add egg yolk and vanilla extract, beat until well combined
  4. Mix in flourand cornstarch, stir until just combined
  5. Roll into 12 balls and create a heart shape in the centre of each ball using two thumbprints joined at the bottom
  6. Fill the thumbprint with cooled cherry jam
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown

Keywords: cookie, cherry, jam, thumbprint, heart shaped, cookies, biscuits, fruit

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